Celina native Sarah Powers, 88, of Decatur, Ga., died May 21, 2006, at the Christian City Alzheimer's Center, Union City, Ga.
She was born Dec. 23, 1917, in Celina, to Carl and Gladys Granger Miller. On Feb. 14, 1946, she married Curtis A. Powers, who died July 26, 1966.
Survivoring is a son, Kim, Decatur, Ga.
Deceased is a brother, Carl Miller Jr.
She was a homemaker and she and her husband owned a trucking business in Morenci, Mich. She was a member of the Morenci United Methodist Church.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday the Rev. Dorothy Okray officiating at Oak Grove Cemetery, Morenci.
Calling is 9-10 a.m. at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel, Morenci.
Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Former Mercer resident James E. Thomas, 71, 6797 Silver Lakes Drive, Celina, died at his home May 23, 2006.
He was born Dec. 24, 1934, in Columbus, to Cy and Gladys Collins Thomas. His parents and a stepmother, Geraldine Martin Thomas, are deceased. On Feb. 14, 1971, he married Barbara Thomas who died Jan. 28, 1999.
Surviving are four sons, James A. (Kathy) and Michael, all of Accokeek, Md., Patrick (Debbie), of Stewart, and Jon P. (Becky), Wadsworth; five daughters, Pamela S. (James) Carr, Tina J. (Roy) Lickteig, Mary E. (Matt) Fortkamp, and Deliha J., all of Celina, and Becky (Paul) McMahan, Elkhart, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Brenda (Gary) Kaylor, Mendon; two sisters, Mabel, Celina, and Ginny Drinnen, Wapakoneta; two stepbrothers, Bob (Patty) Bullock, Lima, and Don Bullock, Celina; a son-in-law, Darell Berry, Columbus; a mother-in-law, Bernice Thomas, Celina; a brother-in-law, Kenny, Philadelphia; a sister-in-law, Sue Thomas Campbell; 38 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three daughters, Geraldine and Roxanne and Michalea Thomas Berry; three brothers, John, Frank and Joe; and four sisters, Mary Whitaker, Marge Chaney, Peg Chaney and Geraldine McMurray.
He retired from Huffy Bicycle Co. after 31 years of service, and was a former jockey and a boxer. He recently worked as a driver for the Amish community. He was a former member of the CB Club 54 Emergency REACT Group, the United Steel Workers Local #5369 and Ducks Unlimited.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Randy Christian officiating.
Calling is 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County.
Paul Edward Watercutter, 59, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:04 p.m. May 23, 2006, at his home after being diagnosed with cancer Dec. 18, 2005.
He was born July 22, 1946, in Piqua, to Paul C. and D. Eileen Smith Watercutter. He was reared in the home of Leonard & Eileen Watercutter.
Survivors are four daughters, Anna M. Maffett, Rebecca L. (Scott) McFarland and Cathryn E. Barnhill, all of Massachusetts, and Ashley N. Watercutter, Warren; a step-daughter, Angela M. (Jake) Campana, Cortland; three brothers, Ronald A. (Christine) Watercutter, Douglas L. (Rebecca) Watercutter, both of Wapakoneta, and James L. Watercutter, Cridersville; two grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
He worked with Interstate Battery of West Central Ohio, worked as a private investigator and partner of All-phase Security, and owned Cutter's Construction. He also worked with General Dynamics, Stinebaugh Construction, was a fireman with the Wapakoneta Fire Department, a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician on the Wapakoneta Rescue Squad and served 16 years as Third Ward Councilman in Wapakoneta. In 1996, he served as president of the Wapakoneta Economic Development Committee.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta, and the Knights of Columbus Council 1272. He was a 1964 graduate of St. Joseph High School. Other memberships include: Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce, Wapakoneta Fire Dept. Auxiliary, Power Squadron, Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 691, and Sons of the American Legion Post 330.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m., Saturday at the church the Rev. Henry Albietz officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.
Contributions can be made to Tri-County Hospice or St. Joseph Catholic Church.